Enjoy, With Discretion
Romans 14:20-23 (ESV)
Do not, for the sake of food, destroy the work of God. Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for anyone to make another stumble by what he eats. It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble. The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves. But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith. For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.
Romans 14:20-23 Amended
Do not, for the sake of the enjoyment of your own or others nudity, destroy the work of God. Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for anyone to make another stumble by what he enjoys. It is good not to be nude or see nudity or do anything that causes your brother to stumble. The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for the nudity and erotica he approves. But whoever has doubts is condemned if he is nude or enjoys seeing nudity and erotica, because that nudity and erotica and the enjoyment of it is not from faith. For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.
The Enjoyment of Nudity, and Erotica
There is nothing sinful in any way about the simple enjoyment of nudity and erotica. However, it is good to use wisdom while doing so. If it would cause your brother or sister in Christ to stumble because they discovered that you enjoy these things, it is best not to let them know. If it would cause your brother distress to learn that you regularly masturbate, and that you use images of nudity and/or erotica while doing so, it would be best not to inform him of such. This is not hypocrisy; this is simply wisdom. And it is totally in line with the wisdom described by St. Paul in Romans 14.
A Feast for the Eyes
Enjoy to your
Let your eyes feast
on the splendid pinnacle
of God’s amazing creation.
So enjoy. Enjoy to your heart’s content. Let your eyes feast on the splendid pinnacle of God’s amazing creation. Let your eyes feast on breast, and butt, and boob, and bush; and if you are a female feast on the naked male form in all of its beauty, with penis flaccid or erect.
Actually, both male and female can, in good conscience enjoy God’s artistry in both. While a man will on many more levels enjoy the sight of a naked woman, for that same man to non-sexually enjoy the sight of a well formed male body, even penis and balls and butt, is not unnatural.
Neither is it strange for a woman who knows what it is to be stirred by both the beauty and sexuality of a naked man to non-sexually savor the beauty of another woman’s shapely breast. There is a simple esthetic splendor to all of it.
A Stirring of the Passions
If you are a woman and seeing the beauty of a man - his chest, his butt, his penis and balls, his erection, his hand on his manhood, his ejaculation - stirs passion within you, by all means take full advantage of the moment. Either find your husband and celebrate the joys of married life, or enjoy the pleasures of your passion in private. This is not lust. If the sight of a man’s form has excited you, do not lust after him, wanting to commit sin with that person, but enjoy to the fullest the stirring of the gift of personal sexuality and allow yourself the freedom to enjoy the potential for pleasure that God has placed within your own body.
If you are a man and seeing the beauty of a woman - her breasts, her bush, her butt, and the full glory of her face and form - stirs excitement within your loins and your find yourself erect and ready, by all means take full advantage of the gift that God has given you. Either find your wife and together enjoy a feast of sensuality, or enjoy the pleasures of your passion in private. If the sight of a woman’s form has excited you this is not lust. You do not want to claim and conquer that woman whose beauty and sexuality have so stirred you. No, you simply want to enjoy fully the gift of your own sexuality, and to take full advantage of the potential for exquisite pleasure and wonderful release with which the Almighty has graced you.
Enjoy the view.
But do so discretely.
And if the occasion (or the organ) should arise,
enjoy the view, and more!
Feedback welcomed and appreciated.
Christians, Nudity and Erotica
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.